Title

Helping Mothers Reach Personal Breastfeeding Goals.

Author ORCiD Identifier

Spatz: 0000-0001-7316-6616

Publication Title

The Nursing clinics of North America

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

29779517

Abstract

Professional organizations worldwide recommend exclusive human milk/breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, and continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for 1 year or more. This article focuses on the importance of prenatal messaging and goal setting to ensure that mothers are able to optimize their milk supply during the critical window of opportunity in first 2 weeks after delivery. Research data in the United States indicate that the largest categories of why women stopped breastfeeding were for reasons related to milk supply or concerns that the infant was not getting enough nutrition or gaining enough weight.

Keywords

Breast Feeding, Female, Goals, Humans, Maternal-Child Health Services, Mothers, Postnatal Care, Pregnancy, Social Support, Workplace

DOI

10.1016/j.cnur.2018.01.011

Publication Date

6-1-2018

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